EVALUATION OF CHILD HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN HEALTH FACILITIES IN NSUKKA URBAN OF ENUGU STATE

EVALUATION OF CHILD HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN HEALTH FACILITIES IN NSUKKA URBAN OF ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACT

Evaluation of child health care services in health facilities in Nsukka Urban is the main focus of this work. To achieve the purpose of this work, 430 mothers and 156 health care providers were used to collect quantitative data for the establishment of the baseline data. The instrument for data collection was the evaluation of child health care questionnaire comprised of two questionnaires, which helped to gain responses from mothers and health care providers respectively. The data collected was analyzed using arithmetic mean and percentages for the research questions and t-test statistics for the hypotheses. The findings of the study showed that the components of child health care services proved supportive in the improvement of children’s health status in Nsukka urban and staff were reasonably commended as competent in their effort ensure quality care for children in health facilities. The findings of the study also showed that the investigated administrative problems and strategies for improvement in child health care services were considerable and should constitute part of the established standard protect providers in their practice in order to avoid obstacles and uphold high quality care for children.